Suggestion For Reform: Ask Inmates What They Need To Stay Out Of Jail

Jul 14, 2015

Rapid City criminal justice leaders are looking for ways to lower the disproportionate number of Native inmates in the Pennington County Jail. One suggestion offered at a meeting Tuesday is to survey inmates to find out what it would take to keep them out of jail. The community meeting was led by members of the Native American Outreach Subcommittee, part of a group vying for a grant through the MacArthur Foundation.

Center: Assistant Public Defender Alecia Fuller; left, Deputy State's Attorney Carolyn Olson; right, Pennington County State's Attorney Mark Vargo.
Credit Victoria Wicks